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Government announces changes to the working holiday and holiday maker visas

The Prime Minister Scott Morrison whilst touring Queensland today (5 November 2018) announced significant changes to the Working Holiday Visa Programme. The Working Holiday Maker programme has two types of visas: Working Holiday visa (Subclass 417) and Work and Holiday visa (Subclass 462). Depending where you are from will depend…

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January 1 Changes Now in Place!

Our team at Ferguson Cannon wishes you a very Happy New Year! If you’re looking to lodge a visa application, you should be aware that the New Year has brought in a number of changes to visa application charges and the closure of certain visa subclasses. Increased Visa Application Charges…

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Sunshine Coast to host ATEC Backpacker Conference

The Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) has announced the annual Backpacker & Youth Industry Conference is being held on the Sunshine Coast on 1st May, 2012 at the Novotel Twin Waters Resort. This will be another great tourism event for the Sunshine Coast. The Sunshine Coast conference will feature speakers…

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Labour Agreement Submission for Restaurant & Catering Industry

A current client who is currently sponsoring employees in the restaurant industry has forwarded an article on the Restaurant & Catering (R&C) website. R&C have provide the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) with a written submission for a new template agreement to help the tourism and hospitality sectors attract…

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Casual work blamed for skills crisis

An article on ABC News online today discusses research conducted by Professor John Buchanan from Sydney University’s Workplace Research Centre and evidence he will give at public hearings in Sydney today at the Australian Council of Trade Unions’ inquiry into job insecurity and skills crisis. The key facts are: One…

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